I've just posted a long essay about Frankie & Johnny on my new website. It sets out the facts of the real murder which inspired the song, examines the two lawsuits it's produced and offers a guide to the various movie versions. If that sounds interesting to you, please click here:
NOTE TO MODERATORS: The site above generates no income for me or anyone else. Therefore, I hope I might be allowed to mention it here. Thank you.
You betcha, Paul. Your plugs are always welcome here. (besides, I won CDs on your Website.... ;-) )
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor